Charlotte Brändström is a Swedish-French film director. Born in Paris of Swedish parents, Charlotte Brändström graduated from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Official website Charlotte Brandström on IMDb
ID:A is a 2011 thriller film directed by Christian E. Christiansen and starring Tuva Novotny. Tuva Novotny - Aliena / Ida Flemming Enevold - Just Carsten Bjørnlund - Martin Arnaud Binard - Pierre John Buijsman - Rob Rogier Philipoom - Guus Jens Jørn Spottag - HP Marie Louise Wille - Marietta Françoise Lebrun - Isabelle Koen Wouterse - Tim ID:A was nominated for three Robert Awards, for Best Actress, Best Editor, Best Special Effects, but lost out to Melancholia in all three categories. ID:A on IMDb
Guidestones (web series)
Guidestones is a Canadian award-winning thriller web series created by Jay Ferguson. It premiered in February 2012, distributed via email subscription as a real-time, interactive mystery series. In June 2012, the series launched a on-demand version; the episodes are available through CTV, a Facebook application and Hulu. Season Two is in post-production, will debut in 2014. Season One follows Sandy Rai, living in Canada on exchange from India, Trevor Shale, a fellow Ryerson University School of Journalism student, as they become embroiled in the mystery of the Georgia Guidestones. An unsolved murder starts them on a search for the truth, which leads them to the mysterious monument in rural Georgia. Sandy and Trevor begin to realize that the conspiracy they are unraveling may have apocalyptic repercussions. Season One was shot on location in Canada, the United States, India on a budget of $300,000; the series was produced by 3‘oclock.tv and iThentic in association with the Independent Production Fund and the Ontario Media Development Corporation, with help from corporate and organizational sponsors, including Pizza Pizza, Coca-Cola, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball and William F. White International.
On 18 June 2012, the Independent Production Fund announced funding approval for a second season. Guidestones - Season One was created in two versions: the first, a 50-episode "push" version, was launched online in February 2012 at and asked viewers to enter their email address in order to receive episodes in ‘real-time’, so that they could experience the events of the series in the same time frame as the characters; the "push" version could be experienced on Facebook through an official Guidestones application. The second, launched in June 2012, is a 34-episode "on-demand" version, which allows viewers to watch the series at their own pace, can be seen on Hulu and the official Guidestones website. Supinder Wraich as Sandy Rai Dan Fox as Trevor Shale David Fox as Harold Glenndenning Rosemary Dunsmore as Jacqueline Glenndenning Christina Jol as T. A. Amber Goldfarb as Rebecca Glenndenning Arnaud Binard as Brooklyn Cott Guidestones won the Rockie Award for Best Webseries - Fiction at the 2012 Banff World Media Festival, was chosen as an Official Selection at the Marseille Web Fest.
In November 2012, the series was nominated for five International Academy of Web Television Awards, including Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Female Performance, Best Editing, Best Supplemental Content. At the 2012 Digi Awards, held in Toronto, Guidestones was nominated and won for Best Web Series: Fiction. In 2013 Guidestones received the award for Best Original Series Produced for Digital Media at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards; the series won the 2013 International Emmy Award for Best Digital Program: Fiction, awarded at the MIPTV Media Market in Cannes, France. Additionally, the series has received a positive response from Wired. Official website
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Théâtre de l'Atelier
The Théâtre de l'Atelier is a theatre at 1, place Charles Dullin in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The theatre opened on 23 November 1822 under the name Théâtre Montmartre It was one of the first built by Pierre-Jacques Seveste, who held the licence to operate theatres outside the town limits of Paris, who built the Théâtre Montparnasse, the Théâtre des Batignolles and the Théâtre de Belleville. Peter Cicéri and Évariste Fragonard did the decoration. On the death of their parents, brothers Jules Seveste and Edmond Seveste inherited the licence to operate the theatre. From 1914 to 1922, the building comprised a cinema of six hundred seats, operated under the name "Montmartre." In 1922, it returned to its original purpose, its director and actor Charles Dullin renamed it the Théâtre de l'Atelier. André Barsacq succeeded Dullin, led the theatre from 1940 to 1973, he produced works of Jean Anouilh, Marcel Ayme, Françoise Sagan, René de Obaldia, Friedrich Dürrenmatt—among others. From 1974 to 1976 leadership was shared among Peter Franck, Michael Fagadau, Loïc Volard, Jean-Claude Houdiniere.
From 1976 until December 1998, Pierre Franck took over along with his wife Danielle Frank. He continued his work as director and maintained high standards in the choice of repertoire with works by Pirandello, Beckett, Thomas Bernhard, Strindberg—and with actors such as Michel Bouquet and Laurent Terzieff. Laura Pels assumed the leadership in January 1999; the current capacity is sixty-three seats. The theatre was classified a historical monument on 22 March 1965. Laura Pels Theatre Official website
Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne in the Gironde department in Southwestern France. The municipality of Bordeaux proper has a population of 252,040. Together with its suburbs and satellite towns, Bordeaux is the centre of the Bordeaux Métropole. With 1,195,335 in the metropolitan area, it is the sixth-largest in France, after Paris, Lyon and Lille, it is the capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department. Its inhabitants are called "Bordelais" or "Bordelaises"; the term "Bordelais" may refer to the city and its surrounding region. Being at the center of a major wine-growing and wine-producing region, Bordeaux remains a prominent powerhouse and exercises significant influence on the world wine industry although no wine production is conducted within the city limits, it is home to the world's main wine fair and the wine economy in the metro area takes in 14.5 billion euros each year. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century.
The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century. After Paris, Bordeaux has the highest number of preserved historical buildings of any city in France. In historical times, around 567 BC it was the settlement of a Celtic tribe, the Bituriges Vivisci, who named the town Burdigala of Aquitanian origin; the name Bourde is still the name of a river south of the city. In 107 BC, the Battle of Burdigala was fought by the Romans who were defending the Allobroges, a Gallic tribe allied to Rome, the Tigurini led by Divico; the Romans were defeated and their commander, the consul Lucius Cassius Longinus, was killed in the action. The city fell under Roman rule around its importance lying in the commerce of tin and lead, it became capital of Roman Aquitaine, flourishing during the Severan dynasty. In 276 it was sacked by the Vandals. Further ravage was brought by the same Vandals in 409, the Visigoths in 414, the Franks in 498, beginning a period of obscurity for the city.
In the late 6th century, the city re-emerged as the seat of a county and an archdiocese within the Merovingian kingdom of the Franks, but royal Frankish power was never strong. The city started to play a regional role as a major urban center on the fringes of the newly founded Frankish Duchy of Vasconia. Around 585, Gallactorius is fighting the Basque people; the city was plundered by the troops of Abd er Rahman in 732 after they stormed the fortified city and overwhelmed the Aquitanian garrison. Duke Eudes mustered a force ready to engage the Umayyads outside Bordeaux taking them on in the Battle of the River Garonne somewhere near the river Dordogne; the battle had a high death toll. Although Eudes was defeated here, he saved part of his troops and kept his grip on Aquitaine after the Battle of Poitiers. In 735, the Aquitanian duke Hunald led a rebellion after his father Eudes's death, at which Charles responded by sending an expedition that captured and plundered Bordeaux again, but did not retain it for long.
The following year, the Frankish commander descended again to Aquitaine, but clashed in battle with the Aquitanians and left to take on hostile Burgundian authorities and magnates. In 745, Aquitaine faced yet another expedition by Charles's sons Pepin and Carloman, against Hunald, the Aquitanian princeps strong in Bordeaux. Hunald was defeated, his son Waifer replaced him, confirmed Bordeaux as the capital city. During the last stage of the war against Aquitaine, it was one of Waifer's last important strongholds to fall to King Pepin the Short's troops. Next to Bordeaux, Charlemagne built the fortress of Fronsac on a hill across the border with the Basques, where Basque commanders came over to vow loyalty to him. In 778, Seguin was appointed count of Bordeaux undermining the power of the Duke Lupo, leading to the Battle of Roncevaux Pass that year. In 814, Seguin was made Duke of Vasconia, but he was deposed in 816 for failing to suppress or sympathise with a Basque rebellion. Under the Carolingians, sometimes the Counts of Bordeaux held the title concomitantly with that of Duke of Vasconia.
They were meant to keep the Basques in check and defend the mouth of the Garonne from the Vikings when the latter appeared c. 844 in the region of Bordeaux. In Autumn 845, count Seguin II marched on the Vikings, who were assaulting Bordeaux and Saintes, but he was captured and executed. No bishops were mentioned during part of the 9th in Bordeaux. From the 12th to the 15th century, Bordeaux regained importance following the marriage of Duchess Eléonore of Aquitaine with the French-speaking Count Henri Plantagenet, born in Le Mans, who became, within months of their wedding, King Henry II of England; the city flourished due to the wine trade, the cathedral of St. André was built, it was the capital of an independent state under Edward, the Black Prince, but in the end, after the Battle of Castillon, it was annexed by France which extended its territory. The Château Trompette and the Fort du Hâ, built by Charles VII of France, were the symbols of the new domination, which however deprived the city of its wealth by halting the wine commerce with England.
In 1462, Bordeaux obtained a parliament, but regained importance only in the 16th century when it became the centre of the distribution of sugar and slaves from the West Indies along with the traditional wine. Bordeaux adhered to the Fronde